Acutonics with Dr. MeghanIf you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration. Nikola Tesla
Are you interested in the healing power of acupuncture but aren’t sure if you’re comfortable with needles? Then this could be the treatment for you!
Acutonics® is a gentle, non-invasive, sound-based healing system that combines the principles of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and sound therapy.
The primary treatment tools are tuning forks, not needles. Each fork vibrates at a specific healing frequency and is placed on acupuncture points and energy centers throughout the body.
The effect is similar to an acupuncture treatment and is designed to bring you into a deeper state of balance to stimulate healing.
What do tuning forks feel like?
Tuning forks are placed lightly on your skin and produce a pleasant, relaxing vibration that you can feel through your whole body.
It’s common to feel decreased physical tension, a sensation of warmth and safety, the release of emotional blockages, and a profound sense of relaxation after treatment.
Benefits of Acutonic Sound Healing:
- Relaxation and stress relief so you can feel calm, grounded, and more able to take on your day
- Improved sleep so you can finally feel rested and refreshed
- More balanced emotions so you can avoid mood swings and feeling irritable
- Reduced pain so you can get back to activities you love
- Better energy throughout your day so you can get through your to-do list
- Enhanced mental clarity and focus so you can effectively manage and accomplish your daily responsibilities
What does Acutonics treat?
- Hormonal imbalances like PMS, menopausal symptoms, and painful periods
- Gastrointestinal conditions like bloating, acid reflux, IBS/IBD
- High blood pressure
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Respiratory issues like common colds and allergies
What is an Acutonics sound healing session like?
Each session lasts 60 to 90 minutes and is personalized to your needs on that day.
During your initial visit, we’ll do a thorough intake process so I can understand your medical history and life journey and you’ll receive treatment.
Follow up sessions will start with a short conversation discussing your concerns for that day and we’ll review your progress from previous sessions.
You’ll receive treatment on the front and back of your body and it’s normal to feel deeply relaxed or even fall asleep on the table.
How many Acutonics treatments do I need?
Dr. Meghan typically recommends an initial series of 4-6 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart.
This allows your body time to integrate changes from your treatments and you should notice positive shifts in your health in this timeframe.
The exact number of sessions varies from one patient to another, as treatment plans are tailored to your unique needs.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
- Nourish Your Body: Prior to your treatment, it’s advisable to have a light meal about an hour or two before your appointment. Acupuncture and related therapies work by facilitating the movement of energy, fluids, and blood within the body. Having adequate nutrition and energy provides your body with the necessary resources for the healing process. This step can also help prevent feelings of dizziness or lightheadedness after the treatment.
- Arrive Early: Arriving at least 10 minutes early to your appointment is a good practice. It allows you to use the restroom if needed, have a drink of water and gives you a brief moment to relax your mind and body before your treatment begins.
What should I wear?
- Choose Comfort: Loose and comfortable clothing should be your choice, steering clear of anything overly tight or constricting. Tight pants or itchy sweaters may not only be distracting during the treatment but can also impede the flow that the treatment aims to promote and activate. Opting for loose clothing not only ensures comfort but also facilitates any necessary clothing removal for the treatment. It’s worth noting that patients will be fully draped during the session, ensuring your privacy and a sense of safety throughout the process. Additionally, wearing shoes that are easy to remove can facilitate access to acupuncture points on your feet.
- Ease of Access: Select clothing that can be easily rolled up, especially if you’re wearing long sleeves or pants. This flexibility allows access to specific areas requiring treatment. Commonly accessed areas include from the knees down, from the elbows to the fingertips, and the neck and shoulders.
- Back Access: Sessions require full access to your back and you will be asked to remove your top and bra for certain acupuncture points and other treatment modalities. To make this process convenient, wearing a top and bra that are simple to take off is advisable
- Hair Management: If you have long hair, tying it back can help prevent it from getting in the way during the session.
- Bring Spare Clothing: If you’re coming directly from work or have other commitments that require different attire, consider bringing loose shorts and a tank top or short-sleeved shirt to change into for your session. Wearing loose clothing makes it more convenient when removing garments for treatment.
What should I do afterward?
- Nourish Your Body: Consume organic whole foods and drink plenty of water. Avoid greasy, heavy, and overly processed foods, as well as coffee and alcohol, to support your body’s healing.
- Rest and Relax: Avoid making big plans immediately after your treatment. Allow your mind and body to rest and relax. Even if you feel great and want to exercise, avoid overexertion. Your body needs time to integrate the shifts that occurred during the treatment. If you feel sleepy after acupuncture, consider taking a nap or going to bed earlier on the same day to facilitate energy recharge.
- Let Your Emotions Flow: Be open to the expression of your emotions. Frequently, treatments can unearth suppressed emotions, giving them the space to surface and flow freely. This emotional release can be profoundly healing and liberating. So, permit yourself to express your feelings and return to a state of emotional neutrality.
- Pain Management: If you experience pain flare-ups after acupuncture, relax into the pain and practice mindful breathing. Most post-acupuncture pain is short-lived and manageable. Allow your body to rest, apply heat packs, and use painkillers if necessary, but avoid adding fear on top of the pain.
- Stay Warm: Protect yourself from the elements by staying warm. Avoid swimming in cold water, drafts, and exposure to cold. Wearing a scarf and consuming warm foods can help prevent vulnerability to external invasions and promote a smooth healing process.
- Stay Aware: Be aware of any changes in your sleep, energy levels, appetite, bowel movements, pain, etc. Note down these changes and we will discuss them during your next visit. Awareness and tracking changes are essential for understanding your progress.
- Acknowledge the Process: Recognize that healing is a step-by-step process and every small effort matters. Even in a hectic and fast-paced world, making minor changes, such as reducing TV and social media consumption, going to bed earlier, and taking brief moments to relax can be transformational. Stay open-minded to the potential for change and improvement through your treatment, as unexpected shifts may manifest on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Always remember that what stands in your way often serves as the starting point for healing.
Dr. Liz was very understanding and just jumped in to start the healing journey. She was a major part in the healing process and after months of being sick I finally felt normal again. I’m so thankful to her. Go see her if you’re looking for an all around amazing person and wonderful naturopathic doctor!
“Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside.”